Wheels For The World

Give the Perfect Gift this Christmas and Transform a Life!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 5, 2016
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  • International, Wheels For The World

Give the Perfect GiftFinding just the right gift can be a challenge. However, for a child with a disability, what could be a more perfect gift than a wheelchair to show God’s love in a tangible way? This Christmas, you can give The Perfect Gift … a gift that transforms lives! Just $150 sends a wheelchair to a disabled...

Wheels for the World Outreaches Create New Possibilities!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 3, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

WFTW CubaIn some under-resourced countries, the cost of a wheelchair can equal a year's wages, making it almost impossible for people affected by disability to obtain one. Our Wheels for the World Outreaches deliver wheelchairs to people affected by disability in these countries while spreading the Gospel through the gift of a Bible. In fact, our volunteer teams of disability specialists fit each wheelchair to the recipient and train him/her in its use and upkeep...

Today is #GivingTuesday!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 29, 2016
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  • In the Media, Christian Institute on Disability, International, Wheels For The World

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Joni and Friends!Join us today as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. How can you make a difference? Join us by sending help and hope to families affected by disability through the gift of mobility. Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. Through Joni and Friends, just $150 sends a wheelchair and a Bible that will impact a life forever. This #GivingTuesday, your gift – in any...

Inland Empire Chair Corps

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 9, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Wheels For The World

Chair CorpsMeet the group of people who collect used, but serviceable wheelchairs from Los Angeles to the border of California – it's called the Inland Empire, and this wonderful team crisscrosses that region, gathering hundreds of wheelchairs for our Wheels for the World outreaches. One told me...

Spreading the Word and Wheelchairs in Uganda

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 29, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life, Wheels For The World

UgandaMy friends, Adrienne and Francis Mugwanya, often help us when either Wheels for the World or our Cause4Life interns travel to Uganda. They have an outreach in Uganda called The Father’s Heart Mobility Ministry, and they love helping us distribute wheelchairs, Bibles, and Joni books to Ugandans with disabilities...

Pray for Wheels for the World!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 18, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

WFTWPeople affected by disability in less-developed countries often face serious health problems due to lack of therapy, inadequate housing and care, and ill-fitting wheelchairs – that is, if they have a wheelchair at all! But that's why Wheels for the World is such an important ministry of Joni and Friends. Since 1992, Wheels for the World has given more than 100,000 wheelchairs to those affected by disability around the globe, and our goal is to give out 100,000 more by 2020! This fall and winter, we are holding a number of Wheels for the World outreaches, and your prayers will help make them successful!...

Congratulations, Jean Driscoll!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 17, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media, Wheels For The World

Jean DriscollBack in the 1990s, Jean Driscoll (many times a gold medalist in the Paralympics) traveled on a Wheels for the World trip to Ghana – we challenged her to introduce wheelchair athletics to the disabled in that developing nation. Recently, the NCAA Big Ten Network produced a 9 minute documentary on Jean's work in Africa, and just recently it won an Emmy award! Take a minute to be inspired by this award-winning production...

Your Life of Service is an Example of Christ

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 12, 2016
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  • Wheels For The World

ServiceBart jumped into the adventure of serving people with disabilities on a recent Wheels for the World trip to Guatemala, where he volunteered as a mechanic. At the wheelchair distribution, Bart was able to share the love of Jesus with those he served through his skills. When it was all over, lives were changed, including his own…

We Love Our Chair Corps!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 12, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Wheels For The World

Chair CorpsFor years, Forrest Riddle has been collecting wheelchairs for our Wheels for the World outreach. Not only does he collect chairs, but he loves teaching people in his church and community about disability awareness. Through his efforts, he has raised a lot of funds for Wheels, and recently he came to our International Disability Center to present his latest gift. I have been trying to talk him into serving on a Wheels for the World team, but Forrest insists his giftedness remains on the ‘front end’ collecting chairs! We are thankful for Forrest and the other 340...

Ken in Cuba with Wheels for the World

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 31, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, International, Wheels For The World

KenEarlier this season, my husband served on a Wheels for the World team in Cuba, helping to fit children with disabilities to their new wheelchairs. Before Ken left, I autographed a Spanish Joni book and said to him, "Would you please give this to a little girl in Cuba, and tell her it's from me?" 

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